Graduate Certificate in Teaching Digital Technologies (E5K)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Digital Technologies is a six month course intended to enable teachers to extend and update their knowledge and to lay a foundation for further professional development in both theory and practice in the area of Digital Technologies. The course will be offered full time or part time and by distance/on-line Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Interstate, Isolated, and Offshore with some units available face-to-face.

The Graduate Certificate (Teaching Digital Technology) is the perfect choice for educators preparing to teach this new subject in the Australian Curriculum.

Students will Utilise a range of learning resources that facilitate and promote interaction with professional peers and teaching staff.

This course is only offered on a full-fee paying basis to eligible students. An alternative pathway to a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Digital Technologies is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first four units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Teaching Digital Technologies) E4U.

Students will be given opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate educational knowledge and its application in the provision of effective education to their students with a particular focus on Digital Technologies.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to devise digital solutions and facilitate this in others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply research findings and emerging technology to the area of teaching digital technologies.

Students in this course will develop an understanding of the ACARA subject Digital Technologies; distinguish it from ICT general capability; know the TPACK theoretical background; become able to assess and improve personal digital competence; explore computational thinking; design and describe algorithms to develop digital solutions; source, create and critique resources for teaching Digital Technologies F-10; and develop a unit of learning for a personally selected year group. 

Learning strategies and assessment tasks focus on practical application and integration with everyday teaching and workplace activities.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will: 

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will: 

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Course structure

Schedule

Students in this unit will develop an understanding of the ACARA subject Digital Technologies; distinguish it from ICT general capability; know the TPACK theoretical background; become able to assess and improving personal digital competence; explore computational thinking; design and describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is an independent study project that requires the completion of an extended piece of writing such as a monograph, curriculum development document, professional development program, video, digital media output, or journal article for refereed publication. The design of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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The unit offers both theoretical and practical approach for students to learn the basic principle of embedded system, including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in embedded system. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
LauncestonSemester 1
Launceston5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Computational Thinking is a collection of diverse skills to do with problem solving that result from studying the nature of computation. This unit helps to develop computational skills, like creativity, ability to explain and team work alongside some very specific…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is for those who wish to develop and advance their understanding of how online learning and teaching can be used effectively in teaching and learning environments, in workplace training and in professional development environments.The topics covered in this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

The University requires applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Digital Technologies degree to hold a Bachelor of Education or a degree in other discipline with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching, or to those holding equivalent qualifications.

This course is only offered on a full-fee paying basis to eligible students. An alternative pathway to a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Digital Technologies is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first four units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Teaching Digital Technologies) E4U.

Students with the European Pedagogical Information and Communication Licence (EPICT) can count this as one of the optional units. The course articulates into Education Honours degrees and the Master of Education.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

Tasmanian teachers can be provided with a HECS scholarship for study of one unit per semester when enrolling through the Professional Honours in Education. See the Future Students webpage for more information.

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